First Visit to Pier 78 at Kempinski Summerland Beirut

I was fortunate to receive a pre-opening invite to have lunch at Pier 78, Lebanese cuisine with a seafood twist in the newly opened Kempinski Summerland Hotel & Resort in Beirut. Since I had only been to Kempinski at night, I was excited to explore the resort by day and taste some of the Pier 78 menu. I headed to Pier 78 on Sunday with a couple of friends and sat inside. Our indoor table…

Improving Lebanon’s Internet on Top of PM Hariri’s Agenda

Nest Labs Founder Tony Fadell, who was a speaker at the most recent BDL Accelerate, tweeted yesterday about UK's £1BN plan to deploy full fiber broadband & 5G and mentioned PM Saad Hariri. Hariri did respond that improving Lebanon's internet is on top of the future government's agenda, and ex-Telecom Minister Sehnaoui praised the future PM for this positive approach and for bringing back Fiber Optics on the table. I really want to believe that…

Teta Jacko: The Real Independence Hero

Jacko told Bechara el Khoury that the French must leave in the 1940s. Jacko suggested adding the Cedar tree to the flag. Jacko inspired Camille Chamoun to call his party the National Liberal Party. Jacko loved drawing Pr. Charles el Helou. She also taught Emile Lahoud how to swim and used to brush Amine Gemayel's hair lol! Thanks Ziad!

Maxime Chaya Aiming To Be The First To Cycle Across Rubh’ Al Khali (Empty Quarter)

1 week ago
Maxime Chaya is off to a new challenge as he aims to successfully complete the first ever crossing of Rubh’ Al Khali by bicycle. The expedition will be unsupported, but assisted by means of pre-laid ...

#NotYourAshta Campaign

1 week ago
THE KIP Project on Gender and Sexuality has launched the #NotYourAshta campaign to shed light on the issue of street harassment in Lebanon. The campaign kicked off on November 14 and ends on November 25 ...

Abandoned Silk Mill – Kfarmatta

1 week ago
Make sure to follow my adventures on [Instagram]. I’ve heard a lot of people talk about the Silk Museum, which dates back to 1792, in the Lebanese village of Bsous but few of them mention ...

The Golden Forest – A hike from Dahr El Keif to Azer Forest

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When a friend of mine approached me with a Sunday plan for a hike in Akkar, I responded with the typical “Menshouf”, equivalent to “probably not”. All he had to do was show me a ...